Dear colleagues and students
We are saddened to announce the death of Dr Yvonne Ann Trinder (64), who passed away on Tuesday, 6 October 2020.
Dr Trinder joined UCT in July 2005 and at the time of her passing she was a medical doctor and research associate in the Department of Medicine, attached to the Kidney and Hypertension Research Unit. She provided clinical services at Groote Schuur Hospital.
She has been described as a dedicated colleague who undertook her work in meticulous detail. She was adored by patients, research participants and colleagues alike. Dr Trinder’s passion for her work and patients was evident at all times. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile that brightened the day for all that she came across.
Dr Trinder leaves behind her husband Professor Brian Rayner; her mother, Ines; her brother, David; and children Andrew, Frances, Michael and Nandi.
Details of the funeral and memorial services are yet to be finalised.
At this difficult time of bereavement, the university has reached out to offer support to Dr Trinder’s family. We express our heartfelt condolences to them and all who knew Dr Trinder.
The UCT Executive
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